TheCrateintheCranny

Vintage treasures ~♥~

Victoria, Canada · 136 Sales

TheCrateintheCranny

Vintage treasures ~♥~

Victoria, Canada 136 Sales On Etsy since 2010

0 out of 5 stars
(92)

Shop owner

Tracy B.

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Announcement   Vintage finds from my parents and personal collection. If you're looking for something, send me a message and I'll be happy to see if I have it.
I'm open to offers - within reason of course :) --and may even be able to combine shipping. Contact me & ask for a quote OR I will refund any shipping difference over $2 via PayPal --I promise !
See my Profile & Policies for more info. on the vintage shop & shipping, etc...

I'm also a mixed media assemblage artist ! Come and take a look:
http://www.thesolitaryraven.etsy.com

►Also◄
- Pop to my Facebook page and give me a like...if you like:
www.facebook.com/ravensmagiclantern
- Instagram: instagram.com/brennasoul/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brennasoul
- Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/brennasoul/
- My rarely updated blog ( but with some great links ! ): www.magiclanternmusings.blogspot.com

Thank-you for dropping by, take care and have a wonderful day ! ♥

Tracy :)

Announcement

Last updated on Jan 28, 2017

Vintage finds from my parents and personal collection. If you're looking for something, send me a message and I'll be happy to see if I have it.
I'm open to offers - within reason of course :) --and may even be able to combine shipping. Contact me & ask for a quote OR I will refund any shipping difference over $2 via PayPal --I promise !
See my Profile & Policies for more info. on the vintage shop & shipping, etc...

I'm also a mixed media assemblage artist ! Come and take a look:
http://www.thesolitaryraven.etsy.com

►Also◄
- Pop to my Facebook page and give me a like...if you like:
www.facebook.com/ravensmagiclantern
- Instagram: instagram.com/brennasoul/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Brennasoul
- Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/brennasoul/
- My rarely updated blog ( but with some great links ! ): www.magiclanternmusings.blogspot.com

Thank-you for dropping by, take care and have a wonderful day ! ♥

Tracy :)

Tracy B.

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Tracy B.

Reviews

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Marc Chouinard

Marc Chouinard on Mar 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

Excellent and friendly service! Thank you !!!!

Ka Eaton

Ka Eaton on Mar 25, 2014

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

Just as expected and that makes it perfect!

Kate

Kate on Feb 16, 2014

5 out of 5 stars
Verified purchase

Oh MY sooo happy, fast shipping excellent value, great communication..and beautiful, very well packed for safety A+++++ thank you!

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Shop policies

Last updated on November 30, 2016
Welcome !

Many of the items you will find in this shop have come from my parents estate. Being an only child I had quite the task of packing, having it stored or moved to our home, letting it sit for a bit & then figuring out what items were non-sentimental, most ranging from the 1950's to the 1980's. Having the items 'sit' for awhile gave me time to really think about what was improtant to me & what I wouldn't miss.
Some items may be priced much lower than what a brick & mortar shop might ask. Why is that ? Unlike my dear mother, I have never been a huge collector and would much rather have items move quickly and to people who would appreciate them more ( and if you are a resaler, then you might find a great bargain here ).
I do not consider myself a professional by any means but I do my best with research, etc...and describe the items with complete honesty and attention to detail.

What you do with your new found treasure is up to you of course. I never meddle and completely respect your privacy.

**I calculate all shipping costs at home using a digital postal scale & the Canada Post website. My shipping charges are accurate, I do not inflate charges but I will round up the cost ( if it's 8.46 then it will go to 8.50 ).

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Payment
PayPal please. I prefer PayPal simply because you can pay for your item right away and I can get your item shipped either the same day or within the next 2.

"CREDIT AND DEBIT CARD CUSTOMERS - You do NOT need a Paypal account to pay for your items through Paypal. Choose the Paypal option during checkout. After you complete your Etsy order, click the "pay now" button. Scroll down and you will see the option to pay with credit or debit card without having to sign up for a Paypal account."
Shipping
**Please see bottom for info. on combining shipping.


✪~UNITED STATES buyers:

Since Canada Post removed insurance on their small packet shipping, my tension levels rose. I was sending out items without any kind of safety net should they go missing. Plus, how was I to know if the buyer was telling the truth or trying to get a refund for the item they actually did receive ?
So now I have chosen to use a safety net !

**TRACKED PACKET comes with delivery confirmation and up to $100 coverage for loss/damage.
-- Delivery is up to 10 business days ( Mon. - Fri. only ) .

PLEASE NOTE: delivery standards are only ' guesstimates ' of when your item will arrive.
Item may be delayed by poor weather conditions ( snow, storms, flooding, etc.. ), postal disputes, accident, holidays, etc...

Communicate with me should you have any concerns.

✪~CANADIAN BUYERS:

REGULAR PARCEL ( ground shipping ): * includes delivery confirmation and coverage up to $100.
Local: up to 4 business days
Regional: 3 up to 9 business days
National: 4 up to 17 business days depending on area you live in
*BUT COULD BE LONGER depending on weather, distance, holidays, disputes, etc...

**LOCAL: if you're in Victoria then shipping is free and we can meet at a destination convenient to both of us.

Because of the Provinces, shipping costs for parcels will vary. Since I can only post one shipping cost in the Shipping box, I've chosen to post the higher shipping to Newfoundland and WILL REFUND any shipping over $2 via your PayPal account ( or tell me BEFORE purchase what Province you're in and I will send you the adjusted Canadian shipping cost within 24hrs. and place your selected item as Reserved )

✪~INTERNATIONAL buyers:

Apologies dear international buyers but your shipping is the highest.

Depending on what the item is, I will post either international *surface with liability coverage or international air with tracking.
If international surface then you will have the opportunity to upgrade to air WITH tracking if you want the item much sooner.

International Surface delivery standards: **4-12 weeks, not including weekends. This is not a guarantee -- please take into consideration the possibility of poor weather conditions, customs delay, distance, holidays, disputes, etc...
**I had one parcel take 13 weeks to arrive to a customer in Australia, during the Christmas season. This was 6 years ago.

★★ So far, none of my international buyers have had to pay any customs charges, but should it ever happen then please know that The Crate in the Cranny is NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CUSTOMS CHARGES/DUTIES/TAXES that may incur. Please know your countries rules and regulations★★

You are working with an honest seller who believes in the 'do unto others' rule. My descriptions are accurate and what you see in the photos is what you get. I package all my items with care.
I understand the frustration with not being able to handle an item before buying, so if you receive your treasure and decide it is not quite what you had in mind, please send me a message to let me know & I will gladly accept the return of the item & will refund your payment & what you paid in shipping back to your Paypal after item has returned. PLEASE RETURN IN SAME CONDITION AS RECEIVED so I can relist it. Thank-you :) See the Refunds & Exchanges section for more info.

**COMBINING SHIPPING: I am very happy to combine shipping. If you happen to decide on purchasing more than one item then please contact me for a shipping quote. While I am calculating the quote, the items you're interested in will be put on temporary hold.
Once I hear back from you on your wanting to purchase the items, then you can go ahead and buy them.
Should I NOT hear back from you within 3 days, item/s will be put back in the shop.

★★ Again, please note that none of my buyers have had to pay any customs charges, but should it ever happen then please know that The Crate in the Cranny is not responsible for any customs charges, taxes, etc... that may incur.★★ Thank-you for your understanding.
Refunds and Exchanges
**Returns:
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PLEASE NOTIFY ME OF ANY RETURNS.
If for any reason you are unhappy with your item, please return within 30 days in resellable condition for a full money back refund through PayPal ( this includes the shipping you paid for the item but not the shipping to have item returned ). Please notify me of the return.
Or perhaps you might like to choose something of equal value instead ? Just let me know and I'll get it sent out to you as soon as your previous item is returned.

**A FULL REFUND WILL ONLY BE ISSUED IF:
your item is received with irreparable damage AND a photo is sent to me to show proof of that damage.
** A PARTIAL REFUND is ISSUED IF:
1. You purchased a 'lot' of items such as dinnerware but found one piece broken, then I will refund you what I charged per piece. Photo required for proof.
2. You purchased a highly decorated item, such as a china flower bouquet, and found a flower has broken off but could be reglued and/or displayed without the broken piece showing, then I may offer a partial refund ( ie.: if you paid $40 then I may offer a $15 refund ). Photo required for proof.

**NO PHOTO NO REFUND. There have been instances where buyers will say their item is damaged and want a full refund but they don't show the proof of the damage. This tells sellers the person may be lying and expecting to get their item for free.
How nice it would be if we could all live on free.

Money will be returned within 3 business days and only once I've received the item or photo for proof of damage.

Hope that all helps and do let me know of any queries and/or concerns you may have.

Thank-you :)

Please see Additional Information for that all important FEEDBACK :)
Additional policies and FAQs
~♦~ FEEDBACK:
us sellers love our feedback, the more the better :) It shows other people that you & I are decent sellers/buyers and trustworthy.
It would be greatly appreciated for you to leave me some feedback too ( after receiving your purchase ) --you can either leave it blank and just click the positive button, or write a wee note letting others know how much you like your new treasure.

**BUT WAIT !! If something should happen that might leave a bad taste in your mouth, then PLEASE don't instantly post a negative feedback --PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST as communication is important & finding an answer may be all you need to turn everything positive again. Feedback cannot be removed.

I am a fair & respectful person & enjoy helping people out. I am not a rude seller & never give out personal information to anyone else ! I am not a 'nosy parker' & could care less if you buy items naked, live in a mansion, are a celebrity or sing opera while on the toilet ( though that might be funny to see ).

Thanks for taking the time to read my shop policies and do let me know if I've missed something.
Take care and have an inspirational day ♥